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Search: Posts Made By: Woodvet
Forum: Cruising and Sailing with Children 03-08-2014
Replies: 22
Views: 1,725
Posted By Woodvet
Re: A life at sea...

I try to sell parents that the yacht clubs have sailing programs in the city but so far no one has done it. They don't understand what a great attitude builder sailing is.
You need friends to sail,...
Forum: Introduce Yourself 03-02-2014
Replies: 5
Views: 247
Posted By Woodvet
Re: New here, new to sailing...

It all goes rather quick really. I still like the boatyard best. No place is the learning curve faster. Each sailor makes guess's at what the ocean will do and where to bolster his or her vessel. You...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 02-27-2014
Replies: 58
Views: 9,843
Posted By Woodvet
Re: I hate to do it, but I have an anchor question. Fortress anchors anyone?

I have one of these and just saw one on E Bay that didn't meet reserve. I was told by an old timer that North Hills were discontinued because they did not lend themselves well to mass production. ...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 12-31-2013
Replies: 18
Views: 4,743
Posted By Woodvet
Re: Rawson 30- A Blue Water Cruiser?

The Rawson is no race boat and it's tracking keel is no capable close quarter maneuverer. You don't get all things in one package. You might get a boat not so good at any task if you don't commit to...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 12-30-2013
Replies: 45
Views: 11,188
Posted By Woodvet
Re: What is the best Microwave oven for boat?

No doubt there are "invaluable' purposes for anything on a boat provided you think hard enough on it. A bread box???
Years ago I bought up some old titanium and SS mugs and use them rather than...
Forum: Seamanship Articles 12-26-2013
Replies: 36
Views: 27,506
Posted By Woodvet
Re: Can You Buy Safety?

He has a point. I think a sailor who worries is on top of it. I am no advocate of any substance legal or not that reduces a persons ability to "worry like hell." Alcohol is a scoffs dream drug but...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 12-17-2013
Replies: 16
Views: 969
Posted By Woodvet
Re: Great Dane on Board

I have many more Clydesdales than just two. They sleep with me most every night! Mmmm, so soft and warm. I know there will be plenty of cynics who will say my horsie pajamas don't count but… after...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 05-02-2013
Replies: 59
Views: 2,529
Posted By Woodvet
Re: Cruiser

It matters little to not... I think of live-aboards as people solving a housing problem with a boating problem. Many harbors can't offer berths because of unseaworthy, unsavory and even shiftless...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 11-25-2012
Replies: 1
Views: 1,309
Posted By Woodvet
Re: Rawson 30

The bay has a lot of variation in conditions. Up near the mouth where it is deep (In the gap) she would preform at her optimum but there you need to dodge huge ships and ferries but few shoals or...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 11-24-2012
Replies: 12
Views: 3,945
Posted By Woodvet
Re: Advice please - 30' Rawson Sloop

I am buying one of these, first because of the price. Second because it has a full keel. When I step aboard I want a boat that does not lean toward me. This one pasts the test. The rig is a bit light...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 08-28-2012
Replies: 32
Views: 3,050
Posted By Woodvet
Re: Thoughts about liveaboard

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Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 08-20-2012
Replies: 92
Views: 10,841
Posted By Woodvet
Re: considering a ferro cement boat

I know this design. They are a wide beamed double ender with plenty of room, good stability. They tend to pitch a bit more and chafe at the dock but are great on the hook. This one has not followed...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 08-19-2012
Replies: 24
Views: 2,126
Posted By Woodvet
Re: Pressure cooker choice

I had a 4 quart very thin Stainless. I had it long enough to know how valuable an addition it was to the culinary devices in the galley or for that matter in any land lovers kitchen.
But I took it...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 08-19-2012
Replies: 32
Views: 3,050
Posted By Woodvet
Re: Thoughts about liveaboard

As long as there is boats there will be questions, as long as there are sailors there will be opinions and as long as we have opinions there will be yarns.
A kid once asked me "Why is everyone...
Forum: Learning to Sail 08-06-2012
Replies: 48
Views: 4,278
Posted By Woodvet
Re: I've never sailed in my life... talk me into it.

Has anyone seen those Optimists carrying those new sailors /kids?
If one overboard, he first yells for a pick up but if he doesn't learn the civil voice his teeth may chatter for some time.
A good...
Forum: Seamanship Articles 08-06-2012
Replies: 36
Views: 27,506
Posted By Woodvet
Re: Can You Buy Safety?

I would agree on that but most sailors see stink pots as a conveyance between service stations. Mount the big speaker system to take away all the peace and quiet and you have a hearing hazard...
Forum: Seamanship Articles 08-04-2012
Replies: 36
Views: 27,506
Posted By Woodvet
Re: Can You Buy Safety?

The key to surviving disaster is to drill so often that your reaction is down packed. That way the extenuating circumstance is only an annoyance.
I think I need not ask what you think of smoking...
Forum: Good Old Boat 06-03-2012
Replies: 31
Views: 29,962
Posted By Woodvet
Re: LEDs afloat

It's wonderful to live in an age where we have choices. I recall when I had a battery go down using the old 1157s. It was off the coast and with the navs down in a shipping lane I had reason to...
Forum: Introduce Yourself 06-03-2012
Replies: 4
Views: 325
Posted By Woodvet
Re: Autism on a Sailboat?

Thank you for your response sir.
My son is likely to always be a child even though he is 30 years old. While he did have a moment when suicidal, it is not the total of who he is and what he may...
Forum: Introduce Yourself 06-02-2012
Replies: 4
Views: 325
Posted By Woodvet
Autism on a Sailboat?

I married a Kiwi who lets me run away to my boat as much as needed. Once I was gone a whole year. But it all ended when my son who is autistic and (now 30) was abused in a care home. The only...
Forum: Learning to Sail 06-01-2012
Replies: 48
Views: 4,278
Posted By Woodvet
Re: I've never sailed in my life... talk me into it.

If you haven't heard the warnings by now there's no hope, you are likely stubburn enough to make a sailor.
I recall leaning down into a bielge to ask a senior boatwright if I should buy another ...
Forum: Introduce Yourself 06-01-2012
Replies: 7
Views: 276
Posted By Woodvet
Re: Hello from Alaska

They say flying and sailing are very much alike: "Long stretches of monotony punctuated by moments of shear terror."
There are a thousand anchorages in Alaska. All visited regularly by legions of...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 06-01-2012
Replies: 28
Views: 3,065
Posted By Woodvet
Re: Advice on SF Bay summer sailing

The thing to remember is to be vigilant. There is nothing the same about the wind and water they're dynamic. In the morning the breeze usually comes out of the North and then moves around to the West...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 05-26-2012
Replies: 30
Views: 2,107
Posted By Woodvet
Re: Wonderfully 'quirky' interior

I like the barrel it has great practical use. I imagine round shelves inside that swivel for easy access. That post with the knob leaves me worried though. If you were to fall, pray it not be there....
Forum: Crew Wanted/Available 05-26-2012
Replies: 11
Views: 3,327
Posted By Woodvet
Re: Ship to take me and my dog from west coast to Hawaii

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